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Todd anglin in Gadgets 34 minutes

Save Your Money: Skip the Hue Lights

Take it from someone that’s bought a BUNCH of Hue Lights that now sit in a box: if you want to build an integrated smart home, skip the Hue Lights. (Or any smart “bulbs” for that matter.)

Unless you are in a rental property where you are unable to make more “permanent” changes, smart bulbs, like the Hue Lights, ultimately introduce so very painful trade-offs:

  1. Your “real” light switches become “off limits”
  2. Your lights do not easily tie-in to your future smart house
  3. It’s a very EXPENSIVE way to make your lighting smart

The Light Switch Problem


The Smart Home Integration Problem


The Cost